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October 4, 2023

What are accountants good for?

Seems that most upper level accountants (Controller only) are involved with business matters, and the rest below the controller is solely a processor. Every company I have worked at is structured like this, because FP&A owned the financial analysis of the business. Accountants did nothing more than load files and reconcile accounts.

Is there any point in continuing on as an accountant if this is the future of the career path? Why aren’t more accountants converting to other areas of the business to actually add value, like technology or FP&A?

Looks like the profession is dying from it’s own causing and less of automation.

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